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Kentucky’s 2018 Football Schedule is Released

Kentucky football fans, it’s time to prepare for the 2018 season.  Get out your calendars to pencil in seven home games at Kroger Field and an eventful SEC road trip.  Even though we already knew most of Kentucky’s 2018 opponents, a few unexpected wrinkles have been added.

UK will host instate foe Murray State after a road trip to Gainesville.  They’ll take their first trip to Kyle Field to play Texas A&M just before the Bye Week, which will once again fall on the same weekend as Big Blue Madness.  Finally, what could be the biggest surprise is the late-season addition of Middle Tennessee State.  The Blue Raiders were projected to win Conference-USA this year and will bring a big crowd from Murfreesboro, which is just four hours away from Lexington.

Kentucky’s 2018 Football Schedule

Sept. 1                          CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Sept. 8                          at Florida

Sept. 15                        MURRAY STATE

Sept. 22                        MISSISSIPPI STATE

Sept. 29                        SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 6                            at Texas A&M

Oct. 13                          Open Date

Oct. 20                          VANDERBILT

Oct. 27                          at Missouri

Nov. 3                           GEORGIA

Nov. 10                         at Tennessee

Nov. 17                         MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Nov. 24                         at Louisville

See the schedules for all 14 SEC schools here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Kentucky’s 2018 Football Schedule is Released

  1. Eazy
    3:27 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

    Middle Tennessee is decent. Kind of like Southern Miss. We are good enough to beat those teams every year now, though. Wish we’d have played WKU instead. We still owe them after they got us in two of our worst years.

  2. BlueGrass
    3:52 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

    That’s a respectable out of conference schedule. All four teams are capable of pulling an upset over Power 5 schools if you don’t take them seriously.

  3. secrick
    4:16 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

    The Louisville game should be a win now most years has we have out recruited them big time and you can tell Ky players just look better than the cards.

    • BlueGrass
      4:19 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

      I’m very curious to see what happens to UL once Jackson goes pro.

    • Jiminy Crickets
      8:08 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

      did we not say the same thing about Bridgewater? Petrino is scum, but he will always have them in the top 25. Their cupcake schedule helps a lot, too

  4. az1006
    5:50 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

    Pretty solid OOC schedule, with the exception of Murray State. You want to have that one cupcake game, but man…Even in the OVC they’re a dumpster fire. Good to get the in-state school, though.

    Otherwise…I’m concerned with the fact we only play 3 home games after September. The alternating nature of it will help, but if the team is tired and banged up, November could be a struggle. But at least we avoid the top of the West (with the exception of Mississippi State).

  5. TBW3011
    6:07 pm September 19, 2017 Permalink

    Not a fan of playing MTSU. Would rather play a crap power 5 team than a pretty damn good mid major that can beat you.